The Independent has published a blog post I’ve written about Right Here and the amazing work they are doing in supporting the Innovation Labs. I previously wrote about Right Here for The Guardian a couple of years ago so it was a pleasure to be asked to write a follow-up. You can read the article on….
It’s always lovely to get some recognition and so, I’m very pleased that Palatinate, Durham University’s only official student newspaper, has been named Student Publication of the Month for April 2012 by Ones To Watch. Ones to Watch aims to ‘showcase the work of the best aspiring journalists in the country’. It was founded by Daily….
A while ago, I got some information that was the result of a Freedom of Information request. It was on the very important subject of staff wages at Durham University, something I’ve been investigating for a while. Naturally, I took it to Palatinate, Durham’s official student newspaper and the article I wrote using the data….
The NUS held a training day today for student journalists interested in covering conflict and obviously, I jumped to book my place. It was held in Kings College University, London and I travelled down from Durham specially. The day was split into four sessions: Introducing journalism and conflict, by Rob Bailey, School of Journalism, University of….
Time flies and it’s hard to believe that the first Innovation Lab was over two months ago. Since then, all the ideas that were generated have been incubating on our online network, with young and old participants giving their feedback and new ideas online. We also had another Project Team meeting to decide how the….
Because it is the season of goodwill and giving, I decided that as News Features Editor of Palatinate, it would only be fitting to finish off the year with a double page showcase of all the volunteering work that Durham students have done in 2011. I put out a call for nominations and submissions and….
For the last few months, I’ve been volunteering on the Project Team of the Innovation Labs. It’s an exciting initiative seeking to bring young people, professionals and designers together so that they can explore and create innovative technological solutions which can be used to support young people’s mental health. The labs are funded by the Nominet Trust,….
For the News Features section of issue 734 of Palatinate, I decided to feature two articles about subjects that are very close to my heart: mental health and sexuality. As I had a double page to fill and no ads, I had plenty of space for the articles. I commissioned Briony Chappell to write the….
For Issue 733 of Palatinate, I decided to fill the News Features section with two very contrasting articles. The first was an investigation in whether the long-banned tradition of sporting initiations still take place in Durham University, and the second was a follow-up to last fortnight’s news feature about the CIS department. I asked Deputy….
Last month, I received an invite to a special evening event at Channel 4, as 4Talent hosted the Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener. The event was entitled “In Conversation With… Jason Gardener” and took place on Thursday 29th September. It was produced by Jo Taylor and Colin Campbell-Austin, whom I worked with when I was a member of the 4Talent Youth Advisory….
This fortnight’s News Features section of Palatinate was severely reduced in size, thanks to the advertising space that we sold. However, there was still space for two news feature articles to be included. I wrote the one on the left page, analysing Durham University’s long-blighted ITS department and the effects that its rebirth as the….
Issue 731 is the first edition of the academic year 2011/12 and as Palatinate’s News Features Editor, I was asked to create a ‘JCR Guide‘ for the incoming year. Each college in Durham has a JCR and each undergraduate is automatically a member of their college’s JCR. However, I wanted the guide to be interesting….
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